Nick de la Canal

Mid-Day Newscaster

WFAE's Nick de la Canal can be heard on public radio airwaves across the Charlotte region, bringing listeners the latest in local and regional news updates. He's been a part of the WFAE newsroom since 2013, when he began as an intern. His reporting helped the station earn an Edward R. Murrow award for breaking news coverage following the Keith Scott shooting and protests in Sept. 2016. He grew up in Charlotte, graduated from Myers Park High, and received a degree in journalism from Emerson College in Boston. He tweets periodically: @nickdelacanal

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North Carolina's largest health insurer faces a setback after losing a lawsuit to recover $130 million it says Washington promised but didn't pay under a provision of former President Barack Obama's health reform law.

The Atlantic Coast Conference is returning its championship events to North Carolina, including the 2017 football championship game set to be held in Charlotte in December.

A Spartanburg police officer who was injured in a motorcycle crash earlier this week has died from his injuries, the Spartanburg Police Department said in a statement.

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The Charlotte Department of Transportation says it is “evaluating” whether to enact a ban on street parking outside a women’s health clinic in east Charlotte. The ban would primarily affect a number of anti-abortion groups that have been staging near-daily protests outside the clinic for at least the last 12 years.

Charlotte police say a possible hate crime incident in which a threatening letter was left outside a Nepali-Indian grocery store last week signed "White America" has led to the arrest of a black man.

According to the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, the NCAA's new deadline for North Carolina to address House Bill 2 is now 48 hours away.

Scott Dupree, executive director of the sports alliance, issued a statement shortly before noon Tuesday, saying he had confirmed with "a contact very close to the NCAA" that the organization wanted HB2 addressed within the next two days.

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At a standing room only council meeting Monday night, pro-life and pro-choice activists confronted Charlotte City Council, at times shouting down council members, booing speakers, and jabbing fingers at Mayor Jennifer Roberts and council member Julie Eiselt.

A federal appeals court is taking another look at a lawsuit challenging a North Carolina county commission's practice of opening meetings with Christian prayer led by commissioners.

The full 15-judge bench of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the Rowan County prayer case on Wednesday.

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It’s not often that we cover stories involving the theft of less than $3,000, but the case of 18-year-old Gus Zamudio is different because it involves immigration.

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Joel Ford drew controversy on Twitter late Tuesday night when he responded to users with animated GIF images, including the image of a defecating dog. Ford is a Democratic state senator who is also running for Charlotte mayor. Now, his campaign manager says Ford will be restricted in the GIFs he can use in the future.

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